User:Farid Rahimi

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Farid Rahimi (an artistic interpretation)

I work in Dr. Gal Bitan's Lab at UCLA. I learned about OpenWetWare from colleagues. I've joined because I will contribute to our lab web pages.


Research interests

  1. Alzheimer's disease
  2. Inflammation
  3. S100 calcium-binding proteins


  1. Goyette J, Yan WX, Yamen E, Chung YM, Lim SY, Hsu K, Rahimi F, Di Girolamo N, Song C, Jessup W, Kockx M, Bobryshev YV, Freedman SB, and Geczy CL. Pleiotropic roles of S100A12 in coronary atherosclerotic plaque formation and rupture. J Immunol. 2009 Jul 1;183(1):593-603. DOI:10.4049/jimmunol.0900373 | PubMed ID:19542470 | HubMed [Paper1]
  2. Rahimi F, Maiti P, and Bitan G. Photo-induced cross-linking of unmodified proteins (PICUP) applied to amyloidogenic peptides. J Vis Exp. 2009 Jan 12(23). DOI:10.3791/1071 | PubMed ID:19229175 | HubMed [Paper2]
  3. Rahimi F, Murakami K, Summers JL, Chen CH, and Bitan G. RNA aptamers generated against oligomeric Abeta40 recognize common amyloid aptatopes with low specificity but high sensitivity. PLoS One. 2009 Nov 10;4(11):e7694. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0007694 | PubMed ID:19901993 | HubMed [Paper3]
  4. Sokolova A, Hill MD, Rahimi F, Warden LA, Halliday GM, and Shepherd CE. Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 plays a dominant role in the chronic inflammation observed in Alzheimer's disease. Brain Pathol. 2009 Jul;19(3):392-8. DOI:10.1111/j.1750-3639.2008.00188.x | PubMed ID:18637012 | HubMed [Paper4]
  5. Rahimi F, Shanmugam A, and Bitan G. Structure-function relationships of pre-fibrillar protein assemblies in Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Curr Alzheimer Res. 2008 Jun;5(3):319-41. PubMed ID:18537546 | HubMed [Paper5]
  6. Shepherd CE, Goyette J, Utter V, Rahimi F, Yang Z, Geczy CL, and Halliday GM. Inflammatory S100A9 and S100A12 proteins in Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2006 Nov;27(11):1554-63. DOI:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2005.09.033 | PubMed ID:16253391 | HubMed [Paper6]
  7. Rahimi F, Shepherd CE, Halliday GM, Geczy CL, and Raftery MJ. Antigen-epitope retrieval to facilitate proteomic analysis of formalin-fixed archival brain tissue. Anal Chem. 2006 Oct 15;78(20):7216-21. DOI:10.1021/ac060294s | PubMed ID:17037924 | HubMed [Paper7]
  8. McCormick MM, Rahimi F, Bobryshev YV, Gaus K, Zreiqat H, Cai H, Lord RS, and Geczy CL. S100A8 and S100A9 in human arterial wall. Implications for atherogenesis. J Biol Chem. 2005 Dec 16;280(50):41521-9. DOI:10.1074/jbc.M509442200 | PubMed ID:16216873 | HubMed [Paper8]
  9. Rahimi F, Hsu K, Endoh Y, and Geczy CL. FGF-2, IL-1beta and TGF-beta regulate fibroblast expression of S100A8. FEBS J. 2005 Jun;272(11):2811-27. DOI:10.1111/j.1742-4658.2005.04703.x | PubMed ID:15943814 | HubMed [Paper9]
  10. Hsu K, Passey RJ, Endoh Y, Rahimi F, Youssef P, Yen T, and Geczy CL. Regulation of S100A8 by glucocorticoids. J Immunol. 2005 Feb 15;174(4):2318-26. PubMed ID:15699168 | HubMed [Paper10]
  11. Halliday GM, Song YJ, Lepar G, Brooks WS, Kwok JB, Kersaitis C, Gregory G, Shepherd CE, Rahimi F, Schofield PR, and Kril JJ. Pick bodies in a family with presenilin-1 Alzheimer's disease. Ann Neurol. 2005 Jan;57(1):139-43. DOI:10.1002/ana.20366 | PubMed ID:15622541 | HubMed [Paper11]
  12. Ravasi T, Hsu K, Goyette J, Schroder K, Yang Z, Rahimi F, Miranda LP, Alewood PF, Hume DA, and Geczy C. Probing the S100 protein family through genomic and functional analysis. Genomics. 2004 Jul;84(1):10-22. DOI:10.1016/j.ygeno.2004.02.002 | PubMed ID:15203200 | HubMed [Paper12]
  13. Solomonov I, Korkotian E, Born B, Feldman Y, Bitler A, Rahimi F, Li H, Bitan G, and Sagi I. Zn2+-Aβ40 complexes form metastable quasi-spherical oligomers that are cytotoxic to cultured hippocampal neurons. J Biol Chem. 2012 Jun 8;287(24):20555-64. DOI:10.1074/jbc.M112.344036 | PubMed ID:22528492 | HubMed [Paper13]
  14. Rahimi F and Bitan G. Selection of aptamers for amyloid beta-protein, the causative agent of Alzheimer's disease. J Vis Exp. 2010 May 13(39). DOI:10.3791/1955 | PubMed ID:20616783 | HubMed [Paper14]
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  15. ISBN:978-0-471-97670-7 [Book1]
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